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Postville Herald (Newspaper) - September 13, 1918, Postville, Iowa
The Postville Herald Postville Iowa. Killed on i. S. Transport Tor Lewis among those to landed safely from the mount Vernon. Is attacked off France Jer German liner was torpedoed by a boat while homeward bound returned safely to port. Ashington sept. 10.-thirty-five sons principally members of the proom Crew of the u. S. S. Mount non formerly the Gorman liner Ceille were killed Sien the ship was struck by u torpedo Durs Duy last 200 Miles off the French is it was announced of sunday by i Navy department. Ithe official announcement Stutes Fuit sentor James Hamilton Lewis of Al idols was one of the passengers retiring from Europe and is among Hose reported safely landed. The mount Vernon is one of Tho rent German ships taken Over by the noted states and has been used As n run sport. She was on her return to he United states when struck. The official dispatch from vice and Ileal Sims however states the torpedo struck the ship on Tho rare Ord Side flooding no. 4 fir room tit the extent of the damage is not the mount Vernon has an interesting history. As the Coll be she was a Well known liner plying Between the american nil English and French ports. On her last attempted voyage to Cherbourg and Plymouth she was caught at sea by the declaration of War against Germany. She had on Board a consignment of Gold bars and Coin valued at $12,000,000 for account in Europe. She was lost for several Days and it was supposed that she had been captured by one of the cruisers of the British North Atlantic Squadron. However she was mane Vered out of sight and took advantage of a fog to Tlush Back to the United states coast. She loomed out of a fog one morning in bar Harbor and got safely within the three mile limit of the United states. Following Are the names and addresses of men from the Central West who were killed Peter Joseph the Riemann fireman second class Madison wis. Daniel Terrell fireman second class St. Joseph. To. Gustaf Oscar Green fireman Glrst class Minneapolis Minn. Heath fireman second class Hinckley Minn. Frederick it. Huffman fireman third class Newberry ind. Making of Beer to end on dec. 1 Wilson issues order to conserve Grain fuel and labor. Senate votes the dry Bill a i anti Iuliu Atiim so Fol of ii m Ink Hub i f Hun a in Iii i a. 2-scene in Ine ruins or i Veronne which uie British have recaptured 3-general Humbert commander of the French army Northwest of Noyon in conversation with a colonel. Baker is in France again Secretary accompanied by Gorgas and John d. Ryan made trip of u. S. Army transport Washington sept. 10.-Secretary of War Newton d. Baker has arrived safely in France the War department announced on sunday. He was accompanied by a party of War department officials. The Secretary s trip the second he has made to Europe this year was Tunde aboard n transport which carried the usual quota of United states troops. The Secretary was accompanied by John d. Ryan second assistant Secretary of War director of aeronautics maj. Gen. W. C. Gorgus. Sur reon general of the army Brig. Gen. Frank t. Hines chief of the embarkation service and Lieut. Col. George ii. Bnard military Aid to the Secretary of War. The object of the visit is acceleration mid High Power expansion in War munitions and men. Or. Ryon went Over with the exact knowledge of the aircraft production capacity of this country and he Nurt or. Stettin los will be Able to advise general Pershing just what May to expected and when in the Way of the required number of machines for the ultimate. American army of from 4,-000,000 to 5,000,000 men. News review of the great War British smash the Wotan line and French and Yankees drive huns North. Germans quit Vesle River Many u. S. Men wounded. Washington sept. 10.-under a new policy of reporting casualties in the american expeditionary forces adopt on Liy the War department the names of Tho men wounded will be sent to the United states by courier twice n week und Only the names of the dead and missing will be cabled by general i Ersling when the system is fully i effect. In making this announcement general March chief of staff sold general Pershing has not heretofore sent in the names of men slightly it funded. U. S. Army to equal enemy. Washington sept. 10.-next Spring Silys in Olla Clyl dispatch from France Jao american army alone will he equal w the German army and Tho latter will then have to face not Only this Gigantic Wco but Tho British and French. F Ynn after Box car thieves. Washington sept. 10.-William j. Lymm former chief of the secret sort wins appointed chief of the Rall rond a Anfims Trattou s secret service to do it the work of detectives in round up freight thieves. Continue their Retreat from Lys sector where americans fight on belgian soil bolshevik Are Defeated in Siberia and Northern Russia. By Edward w. Pickard. The whole Western front from Ypres to reims was ablaze All the week and throughout All the Long stretch the germans continued their Retreat. The armies of Tho allies followed closely on their heels hammering at them Day and night and giving them not a moment s pause for reorganization of their wearied forces. It was another week of uninterrupted Allied Success and the withdrawal of the huns was extended to include the Vesle River sector Between Soissons and reims. Until wednesday there had been Little activity there except continuous artillery work and some Sharp lighting Between the americans and the germans in the Region of fishes and Fissette. But in the first Days of the week air piano observers reported evidences of a coming Retreat by the enemy and this developed on wednesday. The american und French patrols pursued the huns promptly and by thursday had reached the Crest dominating the Ais tie across which River the germans seemed Likely to take the main bodies of their troops. This retrograde movement was made necessary by the successful Advance of general mangle s army North and Northwest of Soissons Between the All Ette and the Aisne threatening the Chen in Des Dames and flanking the enemy line toward fishes. With the Aid of americans Mangin was moving steadily Down the Aisne plateau and in the direction of Luon and it appeared doubtful that the huns would be Able to remain Long South of the Hindenburg line through Aulzy and Caronne. They were driven out of clemency Larny Missy sur Aishe and Many other towns in tills Region and the French As Early As wednesday night were in the outskirts of Coney one of tile important German bases on the Edge of the St. Go min Forest. Between there and Cli Auguy he enemy was forced from a series of dominating Heights that he has relied on to Pio acct la Fere. To the Northwest of Chauny equally important victories gave general Humbert Possession of Gul Scard and Raucourt after he had forced the retirement of the enemy from Mont St. Simeon and the canal do Nord. This latter action was n desperate Light for the German positions were protected by a wilderness of wire entanglements and by i Numor Rulo machine gun nests. Captured of ii cers said they had orders to Retreat to the Region of Bethancourt Northwest of Chauny. There were indications that the huns planned to make a stand on a line through Ham but the French Advance was so Swift that their ability to do this was doubtful. The French first army was moving irresistibly on Ham from Vesle and the canal do Nord. At fresnel the French and american Advance reached the old Hindenburg line had Ham practically ranked and was rapidly approaching Laon. The inst named City has been one of Tho most important of he German bases in Picardy and the heart of the present Hun operations. It great Center of railways and highways Aud its capture by the allies it was Sild must mean the further retirement of the enemy. by advancing it to Moi Slans and to the East of Neuville. Then on monday came n grand British smash which wrecked the much vaunted Wotan switch line of the Hindenburg line from Rocourt to Quant. Despite the resistance of great masses of infantry Aud artillery the British rushed Forward of a ten mile front and speedily made n gain of some live Miles the German losses being frightful. In the succeeding Days they kept up the drive remorselessly putting much of the canal do Nord behind their lines and approaching within a few Miles of Oduol and Cambrai. These two cities were so important to the German defensive system that Large numbers of troops were rushed to their Rescue and the British drive was slowed Down perceptibly by the end of the week though it was by no Means stopped. All through the week there were reports that Many towns and villages Back of the German lines in Picardy were in flames and it was certain that the foe were destroying great quantities of supplies which they were not Given time to remove. To in the Lys sector the salient West of arme Tieres the German Retreat under compulsion continued steadily and the British advanced As far As Cuve Cli Apelle and Lii Ventle taking n number of villages. The Northern part of this sector became of Especial interest to americans because the Yankees were there engaged in their first Battle on belgian soil. These troops later identified by general March us the thirtieth division of Tennessee of unionists in Moscow is being carried out with n heavy hand. About live thousand of them have been arrested and sentenced to death and it is said they will be executed if their party shows any further opposition to the soviet government. The streets of Moscow Are under the strictest military guard. Details of the supplementary Russo Ger Ian agreements have been made Public. Germany promises to evacuate nil occupied territory East of Livonia and Esthonia As soon As boundaries Are established and to get out of All other territory East of Germany when Russia has fulfilled her financial obligations which must be within four months. Russia is pledged to fight against the entente forces in Northern Russia and Germany promises that Finland shall not attack. Russia renounces its sovereignty Over Esthonia and Livonia but is to have free transit to Reval Riga and win Dau. An attempt to assassinate Nicolas Lenine soviet Premier was made by a girl in Moscow but it last reports he was still alive though in n serious condition. Very Likely Bis death would be a godsend to Russia. To there is not much to say of the War on the italian albanian and greek fronts. Small engagements Are numerous but no decisive operations have been started lately. In Albania the retirement of the Allied line for a Short distance is explained by the necessity of preparing for Winter by occupying v.1 ii i o i certain dominating Heights. Austria North Carolina and South Cero Ina to t ,,., i -tr. a has not attempted anything important in Italy possibly because she is too Tho British in Picardy opened the week by occupying i Veronne after in a is nil in Force had captured Mont s que to in a Brilliant operation a Little o the North Illg s men then. V a a Hies Morval. Source lotto mid ktuc.�"�trai8hte, out their men. Captured a Vormezeele and other towns in the Vicinity and next Day pushed on further eastward. Thursday the British presumably aided by these same americans took Ploeg steer Village and Hill 03, dominating Points on the Messines Ridge. By that time the British from nerve Cli Apelle South to Given Chy had reached the line they held before the German drive of april 9 last and East of Given Chy they bad occupied parts of the old German positions. To altogether it was a highly satisfactory week on the West front. The German military critics have Given up trying to conceal wholly the truth of the fun reverses but some of them predict that the Retreat will not go much farther. The German Crown Prince broke into print with an interview in which he declared the German idea of Victory now is to hold our own and not allow ourselves to be he said Only the allies were waging n War of extermination Tho germans wished to annihilate none of their enemies. The Hun peace offensive seems to Hare petered out entirely for the time being. To the British government aroused by the sacking of its embassy in Petrograd and the murder of cup Nln Crowle the British attache has sent an ultimatum to the soviet government at Moscow demanding reparation and prompt punishment of the guilty and threatening to hold the members of Tho bolshevik government individually responsible and to have them treated As outlaws by All civilized nations. Meanwhile the British Are holding la Pivnoff Bol Sheri representative in London and his staff under arrest pending the release of British officials who were arrested in Russia. To beloved dispatches from Siberia Tell of the destruction of the bolshevik army East of Lake Baikal by Tho Czecho slovaks and Sny the cossacks Are co operating with the czechs. It appears that uninterrupted connection has been established Between the Allied forces across Siberia All the Way from the Volga to Vladivostok and that the Vanguard of the czechs has joined hands with general Semenoff s troops on the Onon River. In Northern european Russia the allies and Loyal russians Hare gained further successes South of archangel and ill acted severe losses on the Bol Sll Volkl. To kaon the to Tsuri front in Eastern Siberia the Allied forces have been driving Tho bolshevik northward defeating them in. Every engagement and inflicting heavy casualties the americans under general Graves joined in those operations. The suppression of Ttye Sochul Bev Busy trying to Settle her internal troubles or because of the Call on her for troops to help out the sorely pressed germans in France. Several austrian divisions have been identified on the West front. Meanwhile the italian airmen aided by american flyers have been doing a lot of bombing of austrian towns railways and naval stations. To according to dispatches from Munich by Way of Geneva count von heat Long the Imperial Chancellor resigned thursday giving poor health As the cause of his action. From Cologne came the news that the commandant of the Brandenburg province bad placed the province including the City of Berlin under martial Law in order to Stop the invention and circulation of untrue rumours calculated to disquiet the to general March said last week that More than 250,000 american troops were lauded in France during August and that up to the first of september More than 1,600,000 bad embarked for the various fronts including those sent to France England Italy arid Siberia. There has been no official men ton of Lute of the first american Field army and observers in France and in England believe it is being prepared for a great drive of which the present big offensive is but the preliminary. To All preparations have been completed for the registration of men Between the Ages of eighteen and Twenty one and thirty one and forty five under the new draft Law. General Crow Dor has called on the people to Aid in making the registration a Complete Success and so far As the older men no concerned has Given Assurance that a very Large proportion of to Lien will not be required to go to the front. The Young men he and most others believe will be Only too glad to get into this greatest and most righteous of All wars. To Spain has not yet come to Tho Brenk ing Point with Germany but another Spanish vessel having been torpedoed has decided to seize German interned ships without further Parley. The tone of the press there and also in other Neutral countries is becoming distinctly pro ally. A american shipyards set n record during August turning out 00 ships aggregating 840,145 dead weight tons. Forty four were of steel the total ton Page built for the shipping Board has now passed Tho two million Murk. British merchant vessels con melted during August amounted to 124,075 Gross tons. The now construction in Tho Allied countries is now Well ahead of the destruction by submarines. Attempt to delay nation wide prohibition until 1920 fails manufacturers of soft drinks to get less fuel. Washington sept. 9.-manufacture of Beer in the United states will be prohibited after december 1 next As a War measure. The food administration announced on Friday that the manufacture of Beer Aud other malt liquors will be prohibited after december 1, As a War measure. This announcement said the decision had been reached at conferences Between president Wilson and representatives of the fuel food and Railroad administrations and the War industries Board. Immediate suspension of the Purchase of grains for malting purposes was ordered. The $12,000,000 emergency agricultural appropriation Hill with its rider for Nationn prohibition from next july 1 until the american armies Are demobilized a Ftp a the end of the War was passed by the Senate without a Roll Call. Before final passage of the measure the Senate voted 45 to 0, to retain the prohibition rider. A final Effort to postpone the effective Date of the dry legislation to december 30, 1019, was Defeated. The Bill now goes to the House and because of the Many amendments inserted by the Senate it undoubtedly will be sent to conference. Prohibition leaders however expect the House to agree to the dry rider so that there will be no possibility of changes being made by the Senate and House managers. Senators voting against retaining the dry legislation in the Hill were Brande gee of Connecticut Gerry of Rhode Island Pliean of California pome Rene of Ohio Ransdell of Louisiana and Underwood of Alabama. After passage of the Bill the Senate conferees nil regarded Friendly to the legislation were appointed Gore of Oklahoma Smith of South Carolina Smith of Georgia Kenyon of Iowa and France of Maryland. How Lofair the Bill would be in conference was regarded doubtful. President Wilson s death decree for Beer was based upon Tho need of conserving Grain for Stock feed the Supply of which has been diminished by drought of conserving fuel of lessening the transportation Burden of the railways and of diverting Tho labor of nonessential Industry to uses incidental to the conduct of the War. As a result of the president s action the Supply of malt liquors is Likely to be exhausted before the country goes Bone dry july i under the terms of the War prohibition Bill. The manufacturers of soft drinks and other beverages and the bottlers of Mineral Waters Are also warned that they also will suffer curtailment of fuel and containers. Breweries and other plants thus put out of business will be utilized by the government so far As possible for War purposes. New yorker is indignant however not Many Public Parks Are in As bad condition As the one he describes. In the latest bulletin of the municipal Art society c. W. S. Is justifiably bitter in his comment on the waste of Opportunity in the so called City Parks of new York. When is a City Park not a Park he asks and answers when it ceases to offer either grass Flowers or the Shade of Trees when for instance it has a Large Granite Basin or Fountain without water which is gradually broken up and carried away when it one end it harbours a ship and it Tho other a Bombproof in Len for explosives when one third of it is roughly fenced off for a few years while the subway Burrows its slow course within a Yard of the grass surface destroying for the time the Plantation and preventing for All time the growth of Shade Trees Over it and when this subway seizes More of its precious space for entrances when the few surviving Trees uncured for in recent years Are left to die limb by limb and break Down gradually and their place is filled by no new Shade Trees and when in consequence such a forlorn Patch of Barren ground and Concrete As this has become stands year after year through the hot Summers neglected Dusty and shameless in a word when its name is Union Square. The nursemaid in punch being asked by the Little boy at the station what is a Junction replies a place whore two tracks separate with equal truth this Square is to us a place where our idea of a Park and its reality putting Ivy to Good use How the Plant was cleverly trained to hide the naked ugliness of a Windmill. Tho highly decorative effect of Ivy growing against the Walls of castles and other buildings was discovered some centuries ago but it remained for a very modern Farmer to turn the climbing habit of the wild grape to Good account remarks the popular attack on u. S. Transport mount Vernon torpedoed by a boat while homeward bound reaches French port Safe. Washington sept. 9.-news reached the Navy department on Friday that the american transport mount Vernon homeward bound had been torpedoed by an enemy submarine 200 Miles off the French const but had turned Back and arrived safely at a French port. The mount Vernon formerly was the North German Lloyd liner Kron Princess in c Ecelle. It had no military unit on Board and is supposed to have carried Only a Small number of civilians in addition to the Crew. Italy to feed prisoners bread trains sent to Austria latest attempt to relieve the situation. Rome sept. trains to Supply the italian War prisoners starving in Austria Are the latest attempt of the government to relieve the situation. Signor Basso late socialist minister of military assistance explains that the trains Are accompanied to Tho Swiss Frontier by delegates of the italian red Cross. To avoid the serious thefts of last year the bread is distributed at the places designated for the distribution of medicines and clothing. Rush Liberty motors Washington sept. 9.-the country s output of Liberty motors More than s0o--during the past week broke All previous records the House military affairs committee was informed by general March chief of staff. I. W. A s Given 25 years. Rockford 111., sept. Demp sey of it Oakford und Allen Wilson both to w. W. Lenders were sentenced to 25 years it Leavenworth penitentiary., by n court martial it Camp Frau pc they refused to Don uniforms. The Skeleton of the Windmill has a dress that eve might have envied. Science monthly. The photograph tells the Story. The Windmill was quickly turned from a Bare framework suggesting in its ugliness the i artistic but highly useful framework of n skyscraper to n Bower of Beauty. As a matter of fact the Farmer used both the wild grape and the Ivy not the kind that Poison Sand in two years had the framework Well covered. And As the owner said it did t Cost moreover the Vine Clad Windmill is a tiling of Beauty if not a Joy forever. Clean up the Roadside. Why not mow the weeds along the Roadside How much prettier the Road will look. It Only takes a few minutes. The knowledge that you have beautified the world a bit is pay. Useful Trees needed. In Many countries of Europe Tho highways Are lined with fruit Trees pruned each year by the government. In this country our highways Are decorated with Hedges a few tame Shade Trees Willows Catalpa elms Cotton Wood Poplar soft Maple Box elder All useless Trees. We need Bluck Walnut Butternut Hickory Oak hard Maple for sugar and various fruit Trees. We need Spruce for air planes und Pine Trees for lumber. Thorn Hedges Are a nuisance. We need hazelnuts mulberries cherries currants raspberries blackberries apples plums crabs peaches Penis grapes. Where is a More suitable place than our highways and streets a Public landscape Gardener would Mure than earn his keep Aud be an added Blessing to the people each year. This Munct Loury could to Given authority to Root out such Olmos Lexous shrubs As the Barberry Bush
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